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EDITOR'S NOTE: Leslie McColgin is a good friend and ally of organized labor in western Kentucky, where she lives. We thought this informationis valuable to our many retired members who are on Medicare.

 By Leslie in KY

By OLIVIA KRAUTH

Louisville Courier-Journal

After years of leading education activism efforts, a teacher is running to unseat one of Kentucky's top Republicans.

Tiffany Dunn filed Monday to run against House Speaker David Osborne in the May Republican primary for House District 59, which covers the bulk of Oldham County.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Not coincidentally, Jordan is one of the most anti-union lawmakers in Congress. Since he was elected in 2007, he has voted the union position on issues just 3 percent of the time, according to the AFL-CIO's Legislative Scorecard. 

By SemDem

By KENTUCKY VOTING RIGHTS COALITION

On Dec. 12, Governor Andy Beshear helped Kentucky take a historic step forward. With the twirl of a pen, 140,000 previously disenfranchised members of our commonwealth were re-empowered with the right to vote. Years of conversations, meetings, phone calls, and work by people with felonies in their past created the grassroots support needed to bring us to this moment.

By LAURA CLAWSON for Daily Kos 

RIf you want one big explanation of the decline of unions in the United States, look no further than the barrage of tactics—often illegal—that companies use to throw barriers in the way of any worker attempt to organize. A recent report from the Economic Policy Institute shows just how extreme—and expensive—the anti-union effort is.

By METEOR BLADES for Daily Kos

While impeachment understandably is getting most of the attention now, in our messaging to the nation Democrats should keep reminding the public that the attack on the Constitution did not begin when Divine Right Donald stepped into the Oval Office and plunked himself down in the big chair behind the big desk nearly three years ago. Nor did the effort to stomp most Democrat-introduced legislation begin on that dreadful day.